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Helen Mirren offended Elizabeth II

May 7 2007

The famous British actress Helen Mirren, who received this year's film award "Oscar" for her role as Elizabeth II in the movie "The Queen", refused to offer a personal dinner with the Queen in Buckingham Palace. Refusing, the actress referred to her "too much work".

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According to British newspaper the Mail on Sunday, this act strongly actress has surprised many. At Buckingham Palace, the refusal was generally accepted as an insult. "For Her Majesty's quite unusual to invite to dinner, someone who portrayed her in the movie, so we did not expect to hear that the dinner date is inconvenient (to actress)" - quoted by the publication of speech representative of Buckingham Palace.

He noted that the calendar is the queen painted on the year ahead. "The fact that she has found time for a private dinner shows how much she wanted to meet with Ms. Mirren," - he added the newspaper. Angry royal aides said that the 61-year-old actress is unlikely to get re-invited.

The Queen has officially invited the actress and her husband, director Taylor Hackford, for dinner at the palace, which was to be held on May 1, shortly before the departure of Elizabeth in the U.S. a state visit. However, Helen Mirren is now filming the movie "National treasure: Book of Secrets in the U.S. state of South Dakota, and therefore was forced to refuse the invitation.

Famous actress said she did not want to offend by refusing the queen, her departure simply stopped filming for several days. Meanwhile, the British newspaper pointed to the fact that most likely the producers would not object "given the nature of the proposal."

Helen Mirren has collected this year, virtually all major kinonagrad America and England, including the British Prize BAFTA. In their speeches during the presentation of her award for Best Actress in London and Los Angeles, Helen Mirren, the Queen thanked and expressed his sincere admiration for "her majesty, a sense of duty and hairstyle" for more than a half-century reign.

"She stood firm on the ground all these years, in her hat and her handbag on her arm, she went through many, many different shocks. Had she not, I would not be here," - said Mirren, who won a gold statuette of an Oscar.

Remember, this is not the first time the actress refuses to monarchs favors notes. In 1996, she famously refused the Order of the British Empire. However, seven years later, she still took it, though the order was a higher degree, and Mirren won the title "Lady".

Oleg Adamowicz


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